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OverviewWe have developed a methodology of managing enterprise and/or shared environment unfriendly applications that has evolved over the years at the Marriott Library or other locations on campus that we support. We affectionately call it the  “Crappy App” model which we use sanitize applications with exceptional requirements.These requirements include:Application has insecure permissions Application has hardcoded variables...

OverviewWe have implemented multiple forms of kiosk throughout the years at the Marriott Library or other locations on campus that we support. Initially, we implemented web kiosks that provided anonymous users at the Marriott Library quick access to limited library & campus resources like the catalog system, databases, etc. These web kiosks needed to be...

November 21st 2018 - University of Utah, MacAdmins MeetingThe University of Utah, MacAdmins Meeting is held monthly at the Marriott Library on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 11 AM Mountain Time. Presentations cover Apple technology and integration in a heterogeneous university enterprise environment. This month's meeting will be held on Wed, November 21st 2018, and we will...

IntroductionDisplay Manager is a tool that allows users to programmatically manage Mac display settings like resolution, refresh rate, rotation, brightness, screen mirroring, and HDMI underscan. It's primarily intended for Mac sys admins and developers who need to control displays in specific, predictable ways. Display Manager works in a 2-part package: a library that actually controls Mac...

Like a loyal droid, your Jamf Pro server wants to help! (Episode III)Jamf Software's Jamf Pro server (JPS) provides an Application Programming Interface, or API, to interact with the JPS database. This allows an enterprise to customize specific areas of the JPS as needed. This post builds on the other articles in the series: Fetching...

April 18th 2018 - University of Utah, MacAdmins MeetingThe University of Utah, MacAdmins Meeting is held monthly at the Marriott Library on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 11 AM Mountain Time. Presentations cover Apple technology and integration in a heterogeneous university enterprise environment. This months meeting will be held on Wed, April 18th 2018, and we...

March 21st 2018 - University of Utah, MacAdmins MeetingThe University of Utah, MacAdmins Meeting is held monthly at the Marriott Library on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 11 AM Mountain Time. Presentations cover Apple technology and integration in a heterogeneous university enterprise environment. This months meeting will be held on Wed, March 21st 2018, and we...

Feb 21st 2018 - University of Utah, MacAdmins MeetingThe University of Utah, MacAdmins Meeting is held monthly at the Marriott Library on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 11 AM Mountain Time. Presentations cover Apple technology and integration in a heterogeneous university enterprise environment. This months meeting will be held on Wed, Feb 21st 2018, and we...

Like a loyal droid, your Jamf Pro server wants to help! (Part two)Jamf Software's Jamf Pro server (JPS) provides an Application Programming Interface, or API, to interact with the JPS database. This allows an enterprise to customize specific areas of the JPS as needed. This post builds on the first article in the series: Fetching...

OverviewJamf Pro server can be a funny and fickle beast. When testing different policies that are unique or upgrading to a new version of Jamf Pro, it's best not to try it on the production server first. Sometimes the process of testing a new release or beta can easily break, and having an automated process...